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Old 06-19-2003, 08:38 AM   #1
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Question BB menu links won't work + other questions


Hi!!!

I'm having some problems with BlackBox and BBconf .

1- I'm trying to create some short cuts into my menu to run winex3 installed games... I think I'm doing it wrong. This is how I'm trying to do.

I went to Blackbox menu config located at /usr/share/blackbox. And created many entries I needed such gaim and galeon and they worked. Just not winex3 is working. Exemple of trying to create a link to RTCW

[submenu] Games
[exec] (RTCW) {winex3 /home/user/.transgaming/c_drive/Games/Return to Castle Wolfenstein/WolfSP.exe}
[end]

I have also tried with Return\ to\ Castle\ Wolfenstein/.WolfSP.exe but did not work. Am I missing some bash commands or other stuff?

2- I'm having problems with bbconf as well. I can change all I need, but when I click in Save or Apply, it appears a message:

Unable to save your changes! The current plugin attempted to save your changes to the file you have specified(/usr/share/blackbox/menu), but was unable to do so
Please make sure you are able to write to this file
(make sure you have `write permissions`).

If I login as root, I can change the stuff, but it's all empty there and when I try to save, it fails, crashing bbconf. I also get an error message at the console:

could not open config gile: /root/.bbconf/config
uing internal defaults for plugin
Segmentation fault.

3 - I have a really dark monitor and, I've to always type at the console xgamma -gamma 1.5 to correct the brightness. Is there anyway to make this start automatically when I startx? How do I do?

Sorry for these amount of questions. I've using Blackbox with Mandrake, and I did not need to set up anything. I'm having bad times with it under Redhat 9.0

Any help with any of the question would be great. Thanks in advance
 
Old 06-19-2003, 07:58 PM   #2
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Hmmm, does not look like anyone know :S. Well, I would like to hook up another question here then...

I'm playing some emulators such as ePSXe and it works great. However, my screen goes black (sleep) after a while. In Gnome, it was easy to disable screen saver /sleep mode. How do I do it with Blackbox to stop this black screen after few minutes?

Thanks
 
Old 06-20-2003, 02:30 AM   #3
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You could try writing a simple shell script for it. For example create a script called run_wolf.sh:

#!/bin/sh

winex3 /home/user/.transgaming/c_drive/Games/Return to Castle Wolfenstein/WolfSP.exe

And then the menu entry will just be

[submenu] Games
[exec] (RTCW) {/home/user/bin/run_wolf.sh}
[end]

This is a bit hack, but it may work.

As for the screensaver question, I don't know. I haven't had that problem with xscreensaver and epsxe. I was playing Gran Turismo, so I'm quite sure that the screensaver would have come on if it were going to. Again you could solve it with a shell script, e.g. run-epsxe.sh:

#!/bin/sh
xscreensaver-command -exit
cd /usr/local/lib/epsxe
epsxe
xscreensaver
 
Old 06-20-2003, 10:25 AM   #4
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Thanks footfrisbee for you detailed explanetion. Unfortunately, I could not get it to work. I'm not sure if I did it right though. I've created a text file at /home/user/bin and rename it to run_wolf.sh and typed the lines you gave me

#!/bin/sh

winex3 /home/user/.transgaming/c_drive/Games/Return to Castle Wolfenstein/WolfSP.exe

or is there other way to create a shell script?

Anyway, thanks a lot my friend.

If anyone is reading this I also could fix myself the bbconf issue (My question number 2). I've created the write permissions with chmod command and it's working now
 
Old 06-20-2003, 01:17 PM   #5
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Are the permissions set on it properly, e.g.

$ chmod 744 /home/user/bin/run_wolf.sh

As for issue #3, just include the line "xgamma -gamma 1.5" in your ~/.xsession file. Put it before the "exec blackbox" line.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 05:54 AM   #6
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Thanks again for you attention footfrisbee. I really appreciated it .
I've tried with chmod 744 as suggested and 777. It did no work. I not really understand why my blackbox hates my winex3 shortcuts . Well, I think I will stick with the konsole instead .

Ayway, setting xgamma worked greatly.
Thank you very much for the help footfrisbee
 
Old 06-22-2003, 10:26 PM   #7
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One last attempt. Try putting the full path to winex3 in the menu entry, i.e.

[submenu] Games
[exec] (RTCW) {/full/path/to/winex3 /home/user/.transgaming/c_drive/Games/Return to Castle Wolfenstein/WolfSP.exe}
[end]
 
  


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